Betty Matthews: June 13, 1928 – Nov. 25, 2015

Betty-MatthewsBetty Matthews, 87, of Alamosa, Colo., died Nov. 25, 2015.

Betty was a long-time resident of Berthoud, Colo. She was born June 13, 1928, in Edgewater, Colo., to Frank Hall and Mabel Hamilton Hall and graduated from Englewood High School in 1945.

Betty met Oscar (Buck) Matthews, and they were married in Golden, Colo., on Oct. 31, 1948. Betty and Buck moved to Berthoud in 1958 where they farmed until 1999. Betty enjoyed farm life and being a homemaker. In addition, she worked part time at a variety of jobs, including a shopkeeper at the Ideal Spot, which was the convenience store located a mile west of Berthoud. Betty loved to fish in her spare time, and she started a bait business, supplying fishermen with worms and night crawlers. Betty loved to can and freeze fresh produce from the garden, and also enjoyed sewing, knitting and other arts and crafts.

Betty was preceded in death by her husband Buck in 2004, her parents; brothers Woodrow, Everett, Johnny, Ira, Howard and Harding; and sister Bertha.

Betty is survived by two sons, Steve (Kathy) Matthews and Mike Matthews, all of Monte Vista, Colo.; two daughters, Janice (Johnny) Smith of Las Vegas, Nev., and Pam (Don) Cook of Ft. Collins, Colo.; grandchildren Quinton (Valerie) Gray of Loveland, Colo., Amy Gray of Las Vegas, Nev., Cari Matthews of Evans, Colo.; special friends Bob and Pat Dudley of Longmont, Colo., and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

At Betty’s request, a private memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to your favorite charity in memory of Betty. Betty’s family would like to extend a special thank you to the caregivers at The Bridge, Alamosa, Colo.